The website set-up by the provincial government to monitor the virus will now be updated twice daily.
Updates will now be pushed out at 5:30 PM EST, along with 10:30 AM.
As of Tuesday morning, there are 36 cases of the virus in Ontario, according to the website. There are also 2,747 people that have been approved for COVID-19 testing, with 2,599 of them coming back negative for the virus, 112 still under investigation, and five being resolved.
“The web page will also now include general information on each new confirmed case of COVID-19, including gender, age, public health unit, hospital (if applicable), where acquired and status,” the statement from the provincial government says.
“Although the risk remains low, we are enhancing our reporting protocols as we continue to take decisive steps to protect the public. Ontarians can be fully confident that we are providing the information they need in order to protect themselves and their families,” Minister of Health Christine Elliot says.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams will continue to host weekly COVID-19 updates Monday and Thursday starting at 3 PM at Queen’s Park in Toronto.
Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health says the risk to contract COVID-19 locally remains low.